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The Economic Consequences of Divorce in Australia

De Vaus, David; Gray, Matthew; Qu, Lixia; Stanton, David


Divorce has become a key life-course risk that can have significant economic impacts. This article uses a new Australian data source that follows families over a 10-year period to estimate the impact of divorce on income and assets. There have been few longitudinal studies of the impact of divorce on assets and relatively few such studies of its impact on income. The article finds that divorce has a substantial negative impact upon the household income of women in the short term, but by 6 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
DOI: 10.1093/lawfam/ebt014


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